Julianne Whyte, CEO of Amaranth Foundation, was awarded the “Most Creative and Innovative Project” at the Agency for Clinical Innovation awards ceremony at the  NSW Rural Health and Research Congress, at Tweed Heads in November 2016.

Jenny Preece, Rural Health Manager for the Agency for Clinical Innovation stated  at the ceremony: “Congratulations to you all – these awards are not easy to win, and to have been selected from the 34 concurrent sessions is quite an achievement.” 

The following projects were selected and awarded from the following categories:

Best Small Facility

               Haley Estreich, Station Officer Coolah Ambulance Station

“Paramedic Connect – Community Health”
Most Innovative / Creative

  • Julianne Whyte, Research Fellow – Listen, Acknowledge Respond Project Corowa

“Mind the gap: addressing the mental health treatment gap in advanced chronic and terminal illness”

  • Most Transferable / System wide potential
    Leah Sparke, Prue Kevans and Gabrielle Hansen, Pharmacy Department Orange Health Service WNSWLHD

“Psycho-education for mental health inpatients”

  • Connecting Primary Care / Integrated Care Award
    Jennifer Gallagher, Project Manager, Moree Integrated Care Team, HNELHD

“Every woman every time: Moree integrated care antenatal patient journey.”

As part of this project, Amaranth Foundation is rolling out 2 day Continuing Professional Development training across the country. Ten 2 day sessions have already been delivered across NSW and Victoria and another 25 are planned over the next 6 months. Check the Listen Acknowledge Respond website if you are interested in attending any of the training opportunities or find out more about this work.